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Old 08-01-2009, 06:02 PM
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Default Giant Electric Schneider Racer

We are converting a 20 year old Schneider Cup RC Racer to electric. Built for the Schneider Cup Re-enactment in Lake Havasu City in 1989, the 1/3rd scale Curtiss R3C-2 first had a 3.7cu.in. Sachs, then a 4.2 Sachs for power and weighed about 40 lbs.

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:29 PM
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Bob::This is Very Cool! I'm in on this one, Don't forget lot's of pixs of this SuperBird!!bubsteve
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:36 PM
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And the real McCoy!!! bubsteve
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:51 PM
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bubsteve,
I will post pictures as often as possible. Thanks for the following...where did you find the picture of the Curtiss hanging?
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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http://www.schneider-cup.com/R3C2Rebirth.html , here's another cool one!! bubsteve
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:16 PM
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Found some of her being built as well! bubsteve PS and flying as well!
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:01 PM
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WOW...those are great shots of the original 1/3rd scale Curtiss huh?
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Very Cool Indeed!! bubsteve
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:23 AM
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Default The Curtiss is ready to fly

The first flight of the converted 1/3 scale Curtiss R3C-2 Schneider Cup racer is scheduled for the morning of Nov. 2nd, 2009. The Curtiss has been converted from a 4.2 Sachs gas engine to a Steve Neu geared electric motor.

The Curtiss weighs in at 50 lbs. even and thrust is figured in excess of 80 lbs.

The Curtiss will make its' public debut at the London Bridge Seaplane Classic coming up Nov. 6,7 and 8, 2009. If you wish to see the Curtiss fly, bring a float plane or just come to the Seaplane Classic and see other Schneider Aircraft on display and flying as we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Schneider events. There will be raffle prizes, vendors and a lot of exciting fun for everyone.
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Default 33rd London Bridge Seaplane Classic

Beautiful seaplane Bob.
We are already working on the next event which we feel will be the biggest and best ever Seaplane Classic. We are planning on bringing back the reenactment of the Schneider Trophy races and we'd love to see it fly at that event. You can follow along and even participate in the planning of this event in our Facebook group which is dedicated to the event.
Hope to see you there soon.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:40 PM
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Last post by OP was Oct 31, 2009.
Plane was scheduled to maiden on Nov 2, 2009.
No posts from OP since.

I have a feeling the maiden didn't go as planned.
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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Last post by OP was Oct 31, 2009.
Plane was scheduled to maiden on Nov 2, 2009.
No posts from OP since.

I have a feeling the maiden didn't go as planned.
Actually, the maiden flight went well and you can read about it and see pictures here: http://www.schneider-cup.com/R3C2Rebirth8.html
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For anyone interested .... I was a Marshall at the Anniversary Celebrations at Calshot where UK won outright the Schneider Trophy.

Here are some photos of that event :

1. Reduced size S6 doing a low flyby .... note this is not a model and flown by real pilot :



2. The actual Trophy with full size S6 behind in the Hangar at Calshott (only there for that weekend !)



We had Concorde actually fly low over the site and she flew as tight the Race course as she could ... you could hear her engines being used to keep her tight in ... then she climbed out with that unmistakeable sound to join up with Red Arrows - a similar hook-up occurred when Concorde / Red Arrows flew formation over QE2 in Channel for Queens Jubilee ...

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